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Writing for Publication

    How to Write Better Abstracts
    Instructor: Pamela Walter, MFA
    Date: 2/21/2019
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A and virtual classroom
    (Register for this workshop)

    What do you look for when you are researching abstracts? What barriers prevent you from finding what you need? Perhaps the abstract wasn’t as clear as it could be. The purpose of this course is to offer research writers a tool and process for writing abstracts that make it easier for your readers to find your published work. This course focuses on unpacking the elements that define a well-crafted abstract and helping you write one.

    At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
    • Explain why abstracts are important
    • Define what makes an abstract bad or good
    • Use a simple tool to design better abstracts

    This workshop is also available online on the date of the session--click here to enter the virtual classroom.